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GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:06 am
by SerialCeler
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Previous GRecommends threads


This month, we are looking for your top shooting games.

I was initially going to call this category Shoot 'em ups (as that's what I would call them), but because I want it to include light-gun games, and I didn't want to get it in the neck like I did on the beat 'em up category.

As ever, the definition is up to you but here is what Wikipedia has to say about them:

Shooter games are a subgenre of action game, which often test the player's speed and reaction time. It includes many subgenres that have the commonality of focusing on the actions of the avatar using some sort of weapon. Usually this weapon is a gun, or some other long-range weapon. A common resource found in many shooter games is ammunition. Most commonly, the purpose of a shooter game is to shoot opponents and proceed through missions without the player character being killed or dying. A shooting game is a genre of video game where the player has limited spatial control of his or her character, and the focus is almost entirely on the defeat of the character's enemies using long-range weaponry.


However, first-person shooters are not eligible in this category (because we have already done them)

EDIT: I got it in the neck anyway, so no third person shooters either, please.

Just list your top 10 below (each counts for one vote, so ranking them isn't important). No compilations please, single releases only.

Nominations are open for a month and voting closes on 10 February.

And while you are at it, don't forget to vote for your top 10 Nintendo DS games.

This is radio, not television

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:25 am
by chalkitdown
Do light gun games count or will they be getting their own category?

Lylatwars
Pixeljunk Shooter
Dead Space Extraction
Probotector
Killer 7
Broforce
Shatter
Nanostray
Sin & Punishment
House of the Dead 2

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:30 am
by NickSCFC
Rezogun (PS4)
Parodius (PS1)
R-Type Delta (PS1)
Ikaruga (Dreamcast)
Radiant Silvergun (Saturn)
Strikers 1945 (Saturn)

Re: This is radio, not television

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:05 pm
by SerialCeler
This is radio, not television wrote:Do light gun games count or will they be getting their own category?


Yep, they count in this category, so stick them in as there won't be a separate one.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:08 pm
by HSH28
Another mish-mash category I see.

Quite how you can count R-Type in the same genre as Splatoon (or Gears of War) is beyond me.

This is radio, not television

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:32 pm
by chalkitdown
HSH28 wrote:Another mish-mash category I see.

Quite how you can count R-Type in the same genre as Splatoon (or Gears of War) is beyond me.


Surely 3rd person shooters don't count here? It says this in the OP:

"A shooting game is a genre of video game where the player has limited spatial control of his or her character"

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:35 pm
by Trelliz
So this is lightguns, shmups AND third person shooters?

Re: This is radio, not television

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:53 pm
by HSH28
This is radio, not television wrote:
HSH28 wrote:Another mish-mash category I see.

Quite how you can count R-Type in the same genre as Splatoon (or Gears of War) is beyond me.


Surely 3rd person shooters don't count here? It says this in the OP:

"A shooting game is a genre of video game where the player has limited spatial control of his or her character"


But also from the OP...

SerialCeler wrote:I want it to include light-gun games and any other where the prime focus is on shooting (like Splatoon, for example)

This is radio, not television

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:55 pm
by chalkitdown
Well that's just gooseberry fool, then, and makes no sense.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:59 pm
by SerialCeler
I'm just trying to cover as many games as possible, otherwise they won't get a category. You might classify Gears of War as a shooting game, you might classify it as an action game - it's up to you, but I don't want to be restrictive because genres are so subjective to people anyway.

For me, the focus in Splatoon is on shooting, which makes it a shooting game in my opinion. Gears of War there is a bit more focus on story, etc which for me makes it an action game.

The wikipedia definition isn't final, just a suggestion.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:02 pm
by SerialCeler
Plus, if you don't like to incluse those type of games, don't - and then they won't make the top 10.

This is radio, not television

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:17 pm
by chalkitdown
C'mon son, 3rd person shooters need their own category. It's a totally different type of game and a huge category in its own right.

Nobody has voted for one yet so you can edit the OP and pretend like this never happened ;)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:58 pm
by Yulehide
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox)
  • Gradius V (PS2)
  • Galaxian (Arcade)
  • Metal Slug Anthology (PSP)
  • Ikaruga (Dreamcast/Gamecube)
  • House of the Dead: Overkill (PC/Wii)
  • Geometry Wars (Xbox)
  • R-Type Final (PS2)
  • Space Invaders Extreme (PSP/DS)
  • Point Blank (PS1)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:12 pm
by jawafour
Wow, this is a tricky category. Most of my favourite shoot 'em ups are from a few years back. Personally I don't think I'll include lightgun games in my top ten, so... here we go:

01) Robotron 64 (N64)
02) DeLuxe Galaga (Amiga)
03) P.O.D. - Proof of Destruction (C16)
04) River Raid (Atari VCS)
05) Omega Race (Vic-20)
06) Geometry Wars Galaxies (Wii / DS)
07) Falcon Patrol (C64)
08) Deathsmiles (Xbox)
09) Space Invaders Extreme (DS)
10) Berks (C16)

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:49 pm
by HSH28
No one has mentioned Rez yet...

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:51 pm
by As Fat as Santa
No one cares.

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:11 pm
by chalkitdown
HSH28 wrote:No one has mentioned Rez yet...


There's a reason for that......

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:21 pm
by HSH28
This is radio, not television wrote:
HSH28 wrote:No one has mentioned Rez yet...


There's a reason for that......


This place is full of philistines with no appreciation for genius?

Re: GRecommends: Top 10 Shooting games (Nominate now, deadline 10 February)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:25 pm
by Dual
Time Crisis
Time Crisis 2
Time Crisis 3

Re: This is radio, not television

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:44 pm
by SerialCeler
This is radio, not television wrote:C'mon son, 3rd person shooters need their own category. It's a totally different type of game and a huge category in its own right.

Nobody has voted for one yet so you can edit the OP and pretend like this never happened ;)


If that is the general consensus, then consider it done.

No third person shooters either, folks.